Sky Sports’ Keith Downie has shared a Wednesday morning update on Kieran Trippier’s seemingly imminent move to Newcastle United.
The North-East reporter has confirmed that he will arrive on Tyneside today to undergo a medical and finalise a £12m move (plus add-ons) from Atletico Madrid, but also reveals that he’s set to sign an initial two-and-a-half year deal at St James’ Park.
He claims that the contract will also include an option of a third year, meaning he could remain at the club until 2025.
Here’s the update Downie shared with his Twitter followers this morning:
Trippier is also expected to become our highest paid player. The Mail reported yesterday that he’ll earn around £100,000-per-week, while The Telegraph said he’ll be on £130,000.
As for the fee, it seems it’ll be an initial £12m, with The Mail’s Craig Hope stating that add-ons could amount to another £3m.
It’s not yet known, but that fee may also rise if we avoid relegation; a small price to pay if the 31-year-old plays a key role in our survival bid!
More is likely to come out on this front in the coming days, however it’s also been widely reported that a relegation release clause will be inserted into his contract, as the England international won’t want to be playing Championship football during a World Cup year.